Discover the Durable “Go To” Water Based Wood Finish of the Pros

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If you want the warmth and richness of oil based varnishes and the environmentally friendliness of water based finishes, you no longer have to compromise. Choose General Finishes Enduro-Var Water Based Polyurethane Varnish for a beautiful, glossy finish and supreme durability.

This brand new finish from General is quickly becoming our favorite. This product looks more like an oil finish than any water based one we've seen.

General Finishes is always on the cutting edge of wood finishes technology. Their latest advancement in water based polyurethane finishes is Enduro-Var Water Based Polyurethane Varnish, their most durable coating. This water based wood finish also helps the woodworker achieve the traditional warm amber tone of oil based varnishes.

Experience the beautiful, rich tones of an oil varnish without the safety concern of flammability. Water cleanup is easier and safer for the environment, making General Finishes Enduro-Var Water Based Polyurethane Varnish an excellent choice. Other benefits include:

  •     Low-odor
  •     Quick-drying and self-sealing
  •     Water-soluble, which means easy clean up
  •     Brush or spray application
  •     Perfect for floors, cabinets, millwork, and table tops
  •     Coverage – 450 sq foot per gallon
  •     Dry time = 2-4 hours


Homestead Finishing Products shares, “This brand new finish from General is quickly becoming our favorite. This product looks more like an oil finish than any water based one we've seen.”

Rob Bois of Newton Woodworking and says, “General Finishes Enduro Var Urethane is my 'go to' finish when I need a combination of durability and furniture quality finish. I recently completed six maple platforms for a renovated bridal shop that needed to look like fine furniture, but also hold up to a daily regimen of spike heels. I just had an opportunity to do additional work in the store, and can say that after six months of heavy use, the finish looks almost as good as the day I delivered the pieces. In fact, the client was so happy she just ordered three more pedestals. I'm thrilled to be able to rely on a product that provides the same warm glow as an oil-based product with the durability and low VOC's of a water based urethane.”

Bob Schendorf, a custom woodworker on Long Island, shares Mr. Bois opinion, “Since discovering Enduro-Var, it has become my 'go to' clear coat. It builds quickly, makes a great toner and its durability is unsurpassed by any other water based product I've used.”

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About General Finishes:
General Finishes offers a comprehensive range of wood finishing products including wood stains, sealers, finishes, and pigmented topcoats ideally suited for the industrial wood coatings market. General Finishes has been steadily growing over the last 20 years because of their pioneering accomplishments in environmentally-friendly water based coatings technology, which has been recognized by Fine Woodworking on three separate occasions (1996, 1998, 2006) as Author's Best In Choice Award. General Finishes excels in assisting customers in converting from solvent-based lacquer systems to high performance, water based wood finishing technology.

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